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Last Updated Jan 27, 2015 09:14PM

What do you do when you’re bored? Do you daydream? Or do you pull out your smartphone and check the current temperature in Cape Dyer? Because that’s what I do. Cape Dyer is an outpost in extreme northern Canada where my friend’s son Jake got stuck on a job once and couldn’t get out for two weeks. It was awful. For one thing, rival gangs of polar bears roam the streets there — just like the Jets and the Sharks —challenging each other to rumbles. Also dance-offs! For another, it’s …

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